Alan Hinkes: K2 – Harder than Everest & other Jolly Adventures in the Fells

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Alan Hinkes & Terry Abraham: The making of a bio-pic

Date: Friday 22 September

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Venue: Zeffirellis, Screen One, Compston Road

Tickets: £15

For more than a year film-maker Terry Abraham has been chronicling the life of one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers by accompanying Alan Hinkes OBE to beautiful mountain locations in the UK and the Himalayas that have shaped Alan’s life – including the Lake District.

The result will be a stunning new film about the life of the 63 year-old Yorkshireman – the only Briton to have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre peaks – which will premier at Rheged on Saturday 14 October.

Alan and Terry are teaming up for a one-hour talk and presentation about the movie, featuring stunning photography for which Terry is rightly acclaimed, plus mountain chat and Alan’s famously dry North Yorkshire wit.

The film is sponsored by Fjallraven in association with Jagged Globe. Its premiere will be at Rheged on Saturday 14 October.


For the first hour (6-7pm) Alan will be giving an illustrated talk about climbing the world’s second-highest mountain K2 (and arguably the most dangerous and spectacular).

It is the second year that Alan Hinkes has been patron of Festival of the Fells, and the presentation will include a welcome message from Alan – who might just be persuaded to unveil the festival’s second-year poem, courtesy of poet John Phoenix Hutchinson.

The talk is one of the undoubted highlights of the festival and tickets are expected to sell quickly!

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